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Fagus sylvatica

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height100ft (30m)Exposed/WindyYes
Hedge Height3ft+ (90cm+)Damp ShadeNo
Av. Growth/Year*2ft (60cm)Dry ShadeNo
Wet SitesNo
NativeYesCoastal AreasNo
EvergreenD *Chalky SoilYes

This plant has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit.Award of Garden Merit
Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.

BEECH, GREEN (Fagus sylvatica)
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Young Green Beech hedge with autumn colouring.

Native plant with superb foliage, medium green leaves turning rich copper in autumn. Not suitable for heavy or wet soil where Hornbeam is preferable. Shade tolerant. If a Beech hedge is trimmed in late summer, the leaves remain on better during the winter. Do not plant Beech in a frost pocket as it will get damaged.
Tree Guards are generally not recommended for Beech plants as they can encourage Beech Aphids.
HEDGE Retains copper foliage throughout the winter. Trim July or August. For hedges 3ft (90cm) upwards. Plant 9-18ins (23-45cm) apart or for a denser or stock-proof hedge plant in a staggered double row with 15ins (38cm) between rows and 18ins (45cm) between plants.
TREE 35ft x 20ft (11m x 6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 100ft (30m).

 Price per plant for

Calculate how many plants required for a length of hedge

 Sd 12-18ins
1.190.730.640.54 In Stock
 Tr 2-3ft
2.191.691.561.35 In Stock
 Tr 3-4ft
3.192.792.582.23 In Stock
 Tr 4-5ft
4.994.754.353.80 In Stock
 Pg 2-3L 
2-3L Pot
Limited stock available
 Cg 8-24ins
In Stock

Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.
Sd = Bare rooted seedling.
Pg = Pot grown.
Cg = Bundle of 10 cell-grown plants, click here for more details.

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. Orders for bare-rooted plants will be sent when the plants are dormant again (depending on the weather this is normally in November). We still have a wide range of pot grown and cell grown plants available for despatch or collection.

We don't charge your credit card for goods until they are about to be despatched. Orders received before October will be charged at this season's prices. We process orders on a first come, first served basis so to get your plants as early as possible please place your order now.


Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Cell grown plants only available in packs of 10, so the price shown is for the number of packs required to get at least the number of plants shown.

Planting Distance9ins/23cm
Double Row
No Plants   
Sd  12-18ins
Tr   2-3ft
Tr   3-4ft
Tr   4-5ft
Pg 2-3L   
2-3L Pot
CG  8-24ins

The Garden Centre is currently open 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday - Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, for more information see www.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk.

Where possible please contact us by email as we have reduced number of staff available to answer phone calls. The mail order office is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Bare-rooted plants (marked br or tr) can only be sent when they are dormant (November March).

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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